Homework Help & Additional Online Resources


Hoopla: Hoopla is a digital media service providing movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows that you can borrow using your library card. Enjoy these materials on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV. Titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. Please note: our library has a daily lending limit.


eLibraryNJ: Download eBooks and audiobooks directly to your computer, tablet or mobile device. Piscataway Library cardholders should select the library "Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium" when signing in.



RBdigital: RBdigital offers a wide range of magazines to choose from including Highlights, OWL, Chirp, American Girl, and more.


Language Learning

Rosetta Stone logoRosetta Stone: Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Strengthen skills in writing, listening, and speaking. Languages include American English. For adult and child learners!



Research Databases

Middle Search Plus: Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.


Points of View Reference Center: Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.


Primary Search: Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.


Readers' Advisory

Novelist K-8: NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries.

Recommended Websites

CIA World Factbook: Provides information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The Reference tab includes: a variety of world, regional, country, ocean, and time zone maps; Flags of the World; and a Country Comparison function.

Common Sense Media: Provides book, movie, and game reviews to families to promote safe technology and media for children.

Internet Public Library Kids' Space: Search for your subject and get a list of resources chosen by librarians around the country.

Khan Academy: Offers a free online collection of more than 3,200 videos on mathematics, science, history, and economics. Each tutorial is only 10 to 15 minutes long and focus on core concepts.

Merriam-Webster Online: Dictionary and thesaurus for English word definitions, meanings, and pronunciation.

NASA: Provides resources on astronomy, planets, comets, astronauts and new discoveries of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

In-Library Use - ABC Mouse: Helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and more. For kids age 2 to 8 years.